Thomas holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) & Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Grad. Dip. Leg. Prac) from the Queensland University of Technology, and is currently completing his Master of Laws (LL.M) with a major in commercial litigation.

QLS-member-logo_RGB_200x92pxThomas is a member of the Queensland Law Society and is admitted to practise as a lawyer in all Queensland and Federal Courts. 

Prior to commencing his legal studies, Thomas was studying an undergraduate degree in commerce.

Professional Background

Thomas has been working in the legal sector for over 11 years. 

Prior to joining his current employer, the boutique disputes and litigation firm, Hallewell Law, Thomas worked at Toowoomba’s oldest law firm, Groom & Lavers Solicitors.

Upon arriving in Toowoomba Thomas also worked as a litigation and disputes lawyer for Murdoch Lawyers and, earlier, at the law firm Charltons Lawyers.

Thomas has acted on behalf of clients from all walks of life, from individuals and families to large interstate corporations.

Thomas has litigated disputes involving well known industry insurance groups, all levels of government, government owned corporations, and multi-national enterprises, including Microsoft, Telstra, Suncorp Group, QSuper, well known mining and construction companies, and both the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments.

Personal Background & Community

Thomas is an active member of the Dignity Project, a non-profit venture operated by the Toowoomba Social Justice Commission (Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba). 

Thomas is also an active member of the University of Southern Queensland’s Career Mentoring Program, and is an active member of a grants committee formed as part of a local P&C association.

In his spare time, Thomas has a keen interest in motorbikes, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Giselle, and their young children.

Thomas always enjoys meeting members of Toowoomba’s business community, and not-for-profit sectors, for a coffee, which can be arranged via the contact page.

Professional Qualifications

  1. Bachelor of Laws (QUT)
  2. Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (QUT)
  3. Member, Queensland Law Society
  4. Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland
  5. Solicitor, High Court of Australia
  6. Participant, Limitation of Liability Scheme
  7. Completing Master of Laws (Comm. Lit.)